Re: 1.2.9 lockup - more information

cloister bell (
Wed, 28 Jun 1995 18:51:48 -0700 (PDT)

> what would have been *really* cool would have been for ext2fsck to have
> detected this condition, and gone into some sort of interactive disk
> editing mode in which it could have been fixed easier than with perl
> scripts and lde.
> Well, there is also debugfs, which is useful for doing interactive
> manipulation of the ext2 filesystem structures. I personally don't
> think that having e2fsct call into it by default when there is a
> filesystem problem is all that useful, since if you know about debugfs,
> you can run it yourself; and if you don't, you probably don't know
> enough about debugfs that it will simply be frightening, and you may end
> up doing more harm than good.

that is indeed a good point, although in my case i didn't know about
debugfs. :)